Sentence-ending punctuation is a whole different story.
In the United States, the rule of thumb is that commas and periods always go inside the quotation marks, and colons and semicolons (dashes as well) go outside: “There was a storm last night,” Paul said. “I’m not sure that’s exactly what happened.” Peter was aware of what he called “Paul’s weakness triangle”: he was half deaf, slept like a log, and was prone to lying.
Paul saw an argument coming, so he muttered only “But I saw it”; this was going to be a long night and he didn’t want to start it with a fight.
Question marks and exclamation points have their own rules.
So, these essays can be treated as explanations for the proverbs.
At the same time, you can form your won explanations for each of these proverbs.
” Did the dog bark every time he heard Sandy say “I’m bringing dinner”?
So now you know how to deal with quotation marks and punctuation and capitalization, but what if the quote you want to take already contains quotation marks? Say you want to write a direct quote in which someone is praising their favorite chapter from one of the Harry Potter books. ““The Dementor’s Kiss” is my favorite chapter in the whole series,” Tom said. You might even manage to confuse your word processing program.
Run-in quotations are shorter and they are formatted the same as the surrounding text.
Block quotes, are long quotes that are separated from the surrounding text.